posted on Dec, 26 2016 @ 09:06 AM
I've been reading here for years, but created an account just to reply to this thread.
About this time last year, my closest friend was deep in the clutches of benzo addiction. She would eat bars of xanax like candy. Four or five at a
time, no big deal for her. She had been prescribed them since she was 18. She's 32 now, so her tolerance was insane.
One Saturday she got really depressed, took 8 bars, and tried to slit her wrist. While her husband wrestled to get the knife from her, she tripped and
hit her head. When she came to, her memory of the last 7 years was completely wiped clean. She didn't remember her husband or two daughters, didn't
know how to use a smart phone, and thought bush Jr was still president. It was surreal. If i had not been around first hand to experience her go
through this, I wouldn't believe it. She thought we were still 25, and she kept wanting to go back "home" to her old boyfriend and hang out with old
The fact that she didn't remember her life made her more depressed, and one night she took more xanax and her husband found her unresponsive in the
front yard, with a totaled car, a wad of cash, and no memory of the previous night.
That was the night her husband forced her into rehab. (I'm not sure why the first incident wasn't bad enough for him though.)
Eventually her memory came back, but she still has black holes in her memory.